|Proposal||from Commission: COM (2007) 822, 19 Dec. 2007|
|Background||amends ‘comitology’ rules to give more scrutiny power to European Parliament|
|Legal base||Article 63(1)(a) EC (and others)|
|Flexibility||UK opted in; Ireland has opted in; Denmark is excluded; new Member States are covered|
||adoption of Szajer report by committee 27 Mar. 2008 (A6-0086/2008); plenary vote, 18 June 2008; first-reading co-decision deal with Council|
adopted by Competitiveness Council, 25 Sep. 2008; Regulation
|Entry into force||4 Dec. 2008 (Art. 4)|
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